Henshaw lands awards on presentation night

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AFC Sudbury defender Ryan Henshaw scooped a double award at the club’s end-of-season presentation awards on Friday night.

The defender, who was also named the Free Press player of the year with 11 man-of-the-match awards across the season from James Baker with nine, picked up both the manager’s player of the year and the players’ player of the year trophies.

Henshaw made a successful transition from right-back to centre-back while also scoring 10 goals, nine of them in the league.

Head coach Steve Eastaugh revealed the young player 
of the year as goalkeeper 
Alex Archer, while the 
reserve player of the year was awarded to Billy Cursons.

Laura Maxim presented the supporters’ club player-of-the-year award to James Baker and the merit award to Michael Shinn.

The AFC Sudbury Ladies’ players’ player of the year went to Emma Squirrell, while the most improved was Chantelle Golding and Racheal Gwilliam won the golden boot trophy.

The Emma Holloway Trophy was given out on the night by the former AFC Sudbury Ladies’ player’s grandmother to Katie Burrows and the manager’s player of the year and was presented to Rebecca Thrower.

Director Richard Instance presented the clubman of the year award to groundsman Danny Crosbie.